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In the midst of the global health crisis caused by COVID-19, local gyms are adapting their techniques to help residents ward off the “quarantine 15” — the estimated 15-pound weight gain during self-isolation.

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NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for political and national unity Monday to fight the coronavirus after President Donald Trump said over the weekend he may order an enforceable quarantine for New York and surrounding areas in New Jersey and some parts of Connecticut as the pandemic contin…

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Everyone is aware by now of mandates to practice social distancing, hand hygiene and other ways of preventing transmission of the coronavirus, but here’s a possible danger you may not have thought of — spreading the virus through your trash.

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An elderly person with several pre-existing health conditions has died from COVID-19, according to a statement released by the Columbia County Department of Health on Saturday.

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo reacted with surprise and displeasure Saturday afternoon after President Donald Trump said he may order an enforceable quarantine for New York and surrounding areas in New Jersey and some parts of Connecticut as the coronavirus COVID-19 continues to spread.

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NEW YORK — Schools will remain closed statewide through mid-April and the state’s first temporary hospital was completed in New York City on Friday as New York remains the nation’s epicenter for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.

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ALBANY — As the state’s coronavirus COVID-19 death toll spiked overnight, Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized federal lawmakers for the second day in a row Thursday for passing a $2 trillion bill to fight the pandemic the governor said provides insufficient aid to state governments.

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As Twin County residents say goodbye to life as we know it for the foreseeable future, our new reality is having an impact on our psyche, experts say.

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With much of the economy shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak, local businesses are looking for ways to stay afloat, and county business leaders are trying to lend a helping hand.

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As small businesses in Greene and Columbia counties struggle to stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis, U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-19, detailed his plans to address the economic fallout.

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As the community feels the wrath of COVID-19, local municipalities are being forced to adjust their services, hours of operations and meeting schedules to abide by executive orders and keep residents safe.

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged the state’s congressional lawmakers to reject the U.S. Senate’s $2 trillion coronavirus aid package, he said Wednesday, adding the pandemic could leave the state with a revenue shortfall of up to $15 billion.

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CATSKILL — In their latest attempt to thwart visitors from traveling to Greene County, lawmakers requested that all property owners remove any short-term rental listings.

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ALBANY — Elections commissioners across the state are calling for a postponement of the primary elections scheduled to take place in late April.

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ALBANY — Anticipating a surge in COVID-19 cases, Columbia Memorial Health and other area hospitals outlined their plans to increase hospital bed capacity in the coming months.

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NEW YORK — The state started using experimental drugs Tuesday to combat the coronavirus as Gov. Andrew Cuomo implored the federal government to send New York ventilators as the virus peak could hit the state within the next two weeks.

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ALBANY — As the Twin Counties see ballooning numbers of positive COVID-19 cases, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a plea to retired health care workers to join the fight against COVID-19.

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With people facing both health and financial repercussions from the coronavirus outbreak, local volunteers and officials are fighting back by helping their neighbors in need.

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HUDSON — Following a trend seen around the country, Cooper’s Daughter Distillery and Cooperage at Olde York Farm, 284 State Route 23, has switched its production from micro-batch spirits to hand sanitizer.

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An Ichabod Crane High School student has tested positive for COVID-19, school officials confirmed in a statement posted to the district website Sunday evening. The district was notified of the diagnosis by the Columbia County Department of Health.

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ALBANY - As Dutchess County marks its first COVID-19 death and the number of positive cases in New York rises above 15,000, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a forceful call for Washington to take a bigger role in managing the crisis.

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HUDSON - Days after Albany Medical Center announced it would stop testing the general public, Columbia Memorial Health has announced it will do the same.

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WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Friday that President Donald Trump has approved a major disaster declaration for New York state as it grapples with the COVID-19 outbreak.

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State parks remain open amid states of emergency and closures throughout New York. The state is also waiving all fees in state, local and county parks.

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Hours after Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed all non-essential businesses to cease in-person functions, U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-19, discussed relief for his district's small businesses, farmers and the unemployed workers during a telephone town hall Friday night.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo told New Yorkers, “We are all in quarantine now,” as he announced that 100% of the non-essential workforce must stay home to halt the spread of COVID-19.

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ALBANY — As concern grows over equipment shortages in area hospitals, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on Washington to release the federal stockpile of medical equipment, including ventilators, to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ALBANY — As the federal government sends a hospital ship to the New York Harbor, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order Wednesday to restrict at least 50% of the state’s workforce from leaving home as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread.

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HUDSON — The coronavirus pandemic has left some local seniors, who are among the most vulnerable, wondering how they will get their next meal.